Soon to be manufactured in the United States at Hyundai's new plant in Montgomery, Ala., the
a tastefully designed and well-executed small car-based SUV. It performs
adequately, handles reasonably well and provides decent comfort and value, with
a choice of front- or all-wheel drive and offers standard side-impact airbags.
The vehicle comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates
138-horsepower with and a five-speed manual transmission; a 173-horsepower
2.7-liter V-6 engine and four-speed Shiftronic automatic that provides manual
gear changes are optional. Meanwhile, the GLS 3.5L and LX 3.5L versions include
a 173-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 that can handle a full load of passengers with
power to spare. Four-wheel disc bakes, front side airbags, air
conditioning, power locks, mirrors and windows, a CD stereo, and alloy wheels
are all standard.
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